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  • $365 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Mrs. Bratton
Grades 6-8
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

The Plant Doctor

My students need a class set of George Washington Carver's biography and planting supplies to integrate reading skills with an authentic hands-on, STEM learning experience.

My Students

Our elementary school is a public, Title I school in Florence, South Carolina. 693 students attend our school. 48% of the 693 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. They have varying needs and are a diverse group of learners.

"We believe that all children should have an equal opportunity to experience the joy of learning and to achieve their fullest potential" is the vision statement of our school.

The dedicated staff of our school, together with a supportive community, is committed to providing an innovative, standards-based curriculum that promotes social and academic growth designed to prepare students to be responsible, contributing citizens of the 21st century.

This project will serve all 88 students in the sixth grade at our school. The students are so excited to learn, and especially to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities. They are excited when their learning experiences are both hands-on and authentic.

My Project

This project will provide students the opportunity to integrate their reading skills and STEM. Students will read George Washington Carver's biography. They will see how Carver overcame adversity, solved problems, and became a famous scientist.

Students will extend their learning by planting gardens in recycled containers.

Students will experiment with different planting techniques and seed types to mimic some of the work of Dr. Carver. The soil and seeds will be used to plant flower gardens into egg cartons, shoeboxes and other upcycled items.

The completed container gardens will be donated to local charities such as nursing homes and homeless shelters, so that students may also learn about compassion and helping others. Students will participate in the delivery of the items as well.

Giving students the opportunity to extend the reading of George Washington Carver's biography into an authentic, hands-on experience will increase student engagement, improve their use of reading strategies and allow them to serve others.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Story Of George Washington Carver • Amazon Business $4.74 30 $142.20
Michigan Peat 5720 Garden Magic Potting Soil, 20-Pound • Amazon Business $15.89 5 $79.45
PERENNIAL Wildflower SEEDS - BULK MIX - Minimum 30 VARIETIES - 100% seed NO FILLERS - By MySeeds.Co (001 oz - (350+ sq. ft)) • Amazon Business $11.95 2 $23.90
Wildflower Seeds Butterfly and Humming Bird Mix - Open Pollinated - 3,500+ Seeds Annual and Perenials • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98

Materials cost

$257.53

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$18.16

3rd party payment processing fee

$3.86

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$309.55

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$54.63

Total project goal

$364.18

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$364.18

5 Donors

-$182.09

Donations toward project cost

-$154.78

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.31

match offer

-$182.08

Match offer toward project cost

-$154.77

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$27.31

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 88 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Duke Energy and 5 other donors.

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